Tag Archive: AKB48

May 01 2015

AKB48 become avenging warriors in new MV from “Rurouni Kenshin” director Keishi Ohtomo

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AKB48 charges into battle in their dramatic new music video, “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai”, directed by Keishi Ohtomo. The auteur, whose work includes the hugely successful “Rurouni Kenshin” film series and fifteen episodes of the hit taigo drama “Ryômaden”, fuses music video and cinematic epic as AKB48 seeks vengeance as valkyrie-like warriors. “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” (“We …

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Apr 01 2015

AKB48’s special group “NyaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda” performs new “Youkai Watch” Theme

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The new Youkai Watch ending theme, “Idol wa Uyanya no Ken” performed by NyaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda, has been released. The AKB48 special unit, including next-gen ace Haruka Shimazaki, brings to life the favorite idol group of Jibanyan, the beloved character from the series. Shimazaki, known for her “Komari Gao” (worried face) is a 9th …

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Mar 10 2015

Nogizaka46 and AKB48 fan favorite Rina Ikoma to star in “Corpse Party” live-action film

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Rina Ikoma of Nogizaka46 is set to star in the live-action adaptation of the horror-adventure game and anime “Corpse Party”, to be directed by Masafumi Yamada (“Hontouni Atta Kowai Hanashi”, “Hitori Kakurenbo”). Rina shot to stardom as a center for the group originally positioned as an “official rival” for its hugely popular sister group, AKB48. …

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Dec 31 2014

Five J-Pop Picks for 2014: Idols, Mannequins and Kyary gets Sentimental

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2014 Year-End picks by DJ Greg Hignight Here’s a look at what I enjoyed in 2014. It’s by no means a “best of” list. There was so much great music from Japan (and around the world). With that in mind, here’s a few of my choices for what made this year awesome in J-Pop! I’ll …

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Dec 10 2014

Minami Takahashi Graduation Announcement a Milestone for AKB48

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AKB48’s General Manager Minami Takahashi announced her graduation from the group on December 8th, setting in motion a definitive moment for the pop music empire. Takahashi, also known by her nickname “Takamina”, will depart on December 8th, 2015 — the 10th anniversary of AKB48’s groundbreaking theater in Akihabara. Minami Takahashi is a first generation member …

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Oct 26 2014

AKB48 Ne-Mouse TV Season 3 Available Free on Hulu

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Get your AKB48 fix at Hulu! The online streaming service is currently offering AKB48’s “Ne-Mouse TV” (Nemousu Terebi) season 3 via Anime Network with subtitles. The variety “challenge” show is available to all viewers. Popular members including Yuko Oshima, Tomomi Itano, Rino Sashihara and others are tasked to complete challenges that test their skills and …

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Oct 01 2014

DIVA – Discovery (MV)

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DIVA returns for their final single, “Discovery”. The dance track, produced by legendary J-Pop artist Tetsuya Komuro, reunites the AKB48 sub-group, including graduates Sayaka Akimoto and Yuka Masuda, with current members Ayaka Umeda and Sae Miyazawa. DIVA also features dancers Satoko Kasuya, Yuuki Futami, Atsuko Furukawa, Ramu Fukuno, Yuina Inoue and Ayaka Yamagami. “Discovery” will …

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Sep 30 2014

HKT48 – Idol no Oujya (MV)

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HKT48, the Fukuoka-based sister franchise of AKB48, has just released the new MV “Idol no Oujya”, their coupling song from the group’s fourth single “Hikaeme I love you!” HKT48’s Team H delivers a strong statement about their courage to be idols, and meeting challenges with a cool and positive attitude. The lively MV features a …

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